D200_4me

D200_4me

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www.openbloom.com is where you'll find most of my photos. :-)

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Merry Christmas. I know you're a for-profit business, but thanks for being there for us...reviewing cameras, giving us a place to discuss products, etc. I've learned a lot here! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 71st comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I used to watch his youtube videos, around the time the Nikon V1 came out. They were entertaining, but over time I got turned off by a few things, like the "I don't crop" statements, as if we that do crop are just inexperienced morons that can't snap the most basic snapshot. So, over time there seemed to be a know-it-all attitude coming across so I quit watching completely. I much prefer 'Blunty' these days (Nate Burr) on youtube. Entertaining and real world stuff. No snobby crap.

Sorry, it's just my personal preference, but I don't like his style and attitude. It just rubs me the wrong way too often. I realize everyone likes different styles....but I've even quit listening to Trey Ratcliff too. ;-) hehe I just want someone to give me the no-nonsense review and advice. I really like Steve Huff's style too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 22:03 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

I used to watch his youtube videos, around the time the Nikon V1 came out. They were entertaining, but over time I got turned off by a few things, like the "I don't crop" statements, as if we that do crop are just inexperienced morons that can't snap the most basic snapshot. So, over time there seemed to be a know-it-all attitude coming across so I quit watching completely. I much prefer 'Blunty' these days (Nate Burr) on youtube. Entertaining and real world stuff. No snobby crap.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 01:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Awesome. Something else for people to complain about :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 13:11 UTC as 12th comment

I really don't care because I always buy manufacturer's batteries anyway. But really, if 20 or 30 extra dollars for a spare battery is breaking the bank, even if you need 3 or 4, well....never mind.

Anyway, I won't likely be a Nikon customer for more than another year or so anyway. I'll most likely be all Fuji or Olympus for my main camera gear.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:54 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: it's a fine lens - I find at f.4, the x100s is sharper but at f.2 the 23mm if miles ahead. Shame there's no way of adding an auto ND kind of like the x100s but more like the Ricoh GR.

At f/2, closer to a subject (maybe less than 5 feet), there's something odd going on with the X100S (I have one), but once you get beyond 5', the X100S is nice and sharp, but I can't compare to the lens mentioned here for this story since I don't have one :-). Anyway, the X100S f/2 softness at close range has been discussed very much. I suppose there's some design limitation involved.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:03 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)

How long will it take one of the internet experts to whine about the X-Trans sensor design/performance? ;-) Come on....get it over with so we can go back to enjoying real photos...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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olivier_777: As a consequence, nobody can produce soap bars any more, because soap bars look like a Nikon 1.

Fine with me. I hate soap bars. I only use liquid soap these days. Makes cleaning the shower much easier too :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:29 UTC
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Polytropia: Having handled a preproduction A7, I must say, it's quite light with the kit lens. It feels no heavier than my OM-D E-M1, though I have to say, I for one won't be giving up my E-M1, even after handling the A7.

I think the A7 is fantastic, don't get me wrong. Many people will buy it and love it. I was very impressed with it!

But considering the largest print I've made was a 144"x133" off of the 10mp E-3, and it looked great, I personally do not generally need 24mp or 36mp.

But I can't imagine life without E-M1's stabilizer. Once you've had it there's really no going back.

The 35mm sensor format, about which everyone seems to obsess, does not present any substantial advantages to me; I never, ever run into ISO noise issues with E-M1, and I have no issues getting the bokeh I want.

I constantly use E-M1's in-camera RAW development capabilities, multitudinous function buttons, touch-screen to set focus points, etc., all features the A7 lacks.

Sensor size is not a trump card for me.

I know what you mean. In a few years when my D600 is due to be replaced, I'll likely move away from DSLR and go back to another Olympus m4/3 camera (had the E-M5 before). Or Fuji X. Just depends on what's available at the time....but the E-M5 files and the stabilization left me very impressed and wanting more.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:38 UTC

Seems to have slightly more noise than the D610 at high ISO raw, but just barely. Either way, looks excellent, like most modern full frame cameras at 6400.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:36 UTC as 17th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

Different strokes for different folks, as they say. It's a good thing there are plenty of other options for people that don't like the X100S. ;-) I'm afraid some people will never be happy with what they have or even what someone else decides to use. Life is short. Pick a camera and enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 24th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (566 comments in total)

Once again, people have been personally offended and insulted by a review. ;-) The reviews contain a lot of useful information, regardless of the score given at the end. I know there are many other sites that have reviews, so rather than get upset about the score, I guess you could go look at another site that has a score you agree with? :-) I mean...if that makes you feel better. I've owned several cameras that didn't get a gold award here. So what? I liked them anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:41 UTC as 135th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

The more I look at this model and think about it, the more I agree with this statement: "My worry about the Df is that Nikon might have gone too far backwards for the sake of cosmetic appeal, without really adding any practical benefit to the shooting experience." It's hard to pleas everyone, but it does seem like they took the simplification just a tad too far. Either way, more camera models to choose from is a good thing (as long as these companies stay in business to keep making many different models for us to pick from) :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 527th comment | 3 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

I'll never understand why people get so worked up over new cameras. I mean, all the complaints and "they should have done this or that" comments. Seriously folks...if you don't like a certain new camera, don't buy it. You don't have to act like a child in public over it. Grow up a little :-) It seems everyone here is a expert market analyst and knows exactly what the public wants. Oh and they're the best engineers in the world too...much, much smarter than any camera manufacturers teams ;-) That's how they act anyway. Too funny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 11:45 UTC as 212th comment | 5 replies
On DSC00108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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guamy: It doesn't look like a barbeque pit..anyone knows what it is?

Probably Whiskey production. I guess :-) I think it's Jack Daniels

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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mas54: I think dpr and all other review sites should refuse to review any more cameras that don't have optical viewfinders. Just consider them non entities. Maybe the camera companies will get the hint.

There are plenty of people that don't really care about an optical viewfinder. I rarely use it on my X100S.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 18:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

World's smallest....until you put something you need on it....a lens ;-) Innovation is good and I welcome it, but I wish companies would quit screaming about how small their camera bodies are.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:18 UTC as 694th comment | 7 replies

I got a D610 months ago...when they replaced my shutter for free ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:08 UTC as 37th comment
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (488 comments in total)

Autofocus would be nice....it's 2013 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 113th comment | 6 replies

Still, very, very minor difference that probably no one would ever be able to notice when viewing photos not zoomed in at 100%. Sure, it's great to have the best conversion possible, but I still believe the job Adobe does is much more than adequate and I would never sacrifice my quick AND easy workflow with Lightroom. Import and convert to DNG at the same time and I'm all done. No TIFFs to deal with, etc, etc. I would be shocked if anyone could truly see a difference even in large prints unless you were making extremely large prints, which I imagine very few people ever do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 22:07 UTC as 20th comment
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